This striking and artsy brooch, equipped with a back locket, dates from the mid-nineteenth century and centers on an aptly named bull's-eye agate presented in a yellow gold geometric frame adorned with polka-dotted black enamel alternating with a periwinkle blue enamel Greek key motif. Just over 1 a...(more)
A lustrous, dusky silver, natural button pearl centers a violet pansy flower rendered in layered enamel over 14K gold by the renowned, early-twentieth century American jeweler - Krementz. Circa 1900. Very minor enamel defect on one petal. 7/8 inch by 3/4 inch.
Think orange! This Victorian brooch - circa 1850 - highlights a bright, translucent carnelian with geometric banding, simply presented in 9K rose gold (hence most likely of British origin) with a metal pin. A small chip on the edge near where the pin protrudes. 1 1/8 inches by 7/8 inch.
From America's most celebrated house of gems and jewels - circa 1940s-50s - comes this chic and stunning suite of earrings and dress clips. The versatile, high-fashion set is designed as stylized, scrolled arrowheads, each dotted with a trio of bright-green round emeralds, crafted in gleaming 14K y...(more)
A sizable circular mosaic composed of many colored agates frame a glistening golden citrine beaming from within a silver buttercup setting, in this 2 inch diameter antique Scottish brooch. A beauty.
The goddess of Victory - Nike, is divinely handcarved in a glowing, many-splendored opal with her wings aflame. The wreath-bearing deity bestrides a golden globe and is surrounded by a sparkling constellation of old mine-cut diamonds. A truly unique and astonishingly beautiful mid-nineteenth century...(more)
While waiting to dress your tresses, this rare and wonderful pair of hair barrettes, each measuring 1 and 1/4 inch long, reside in their original green and gold box. Darling, circa 1900.
An unusual and striking pair of Art Deco clips, of early mid-century vintage, by the preeminent American jeweler - Tiffany & Company. Fashioned in 14K yellow gold with a shimmering florentine finish, the geometric design evokes a subtle mixture of both 1920s-30s Art Deco and 1940s Retro s...(more)
Entwined ribbons of diamonds, dotted with pearls, create a glorious wreath to surround a dazzling 3/4 carat mine-cut diamond in this tantalizing turn-of-the-century jewel. Crafted in rich 18 karat gold, this lovely piece can be worn as either a pin or a pendant. Measures nearly one inch in diameter.
Beautifully crafted in rich 18 karat gold and glittering gemstones, this bold, delightfully fearsome and highly detailed brooch depicts the mythological creature the cockatrice, coming to us largely from Elizabethan literature. About the size of a large rooster, these terrifying little creatures hav...(more)
Once the Egyptian tombs were opened in the late 19th century Egyptian revival jewelry became the rage. This lovely brooch is set with a carved green stone scarab beetle (possibly an ancient relic) framed by graceful papyrus flowers and buds crafted of plique-a-jour blue to green transparent glass e...(more)
A cool and artsy mid-century brooch, influenced by nature and created in blackened steel and 18 karat white gold and dotted with twinkling white diamonds and one lustrous cultured pearl, by the inimitable San Francisco-based jeweler of yore - Marsh & Co. As a testament to the uncompromising work...(more)